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Fuel from waste wood

Fuel from waste wood

Producing fuel from renewable sources such as waste wood and straw or renewable electricity would be one way to reduce carbon emissions from the area of transportation. This is an area which is being addressed by researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

Basis for next-gen bioprocesses

Basis for next-gen bioprocesses

Succinic acid is an important precursor for pharmaceutical and cosmetic products and also serves as a component in biodegradable plastics. It is currently derived mainly from petroleum-based processes. Researchers at the Straubing campus of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are using the marine bacterium Vibrio natriegens as a biocatalyst. This could permit the production of succinic acid in sustainable processes using renewable raw materials.

New production path for ethanol developed

New production path for ethanol developed

Ethanol is already being used as a fuel and blended with fossil gasoline. You can find it at the gas station, for example, when you fill up with E-10. Up to 10% ethanol is then added to the gasoline. The ethanol is mainly produced by fermenting sugars (alcoholic fermentation).

“I’ll try to stay connected to the TUMCS”

“I’ll try to stay connected to the TUMCS”

With Dr. Abu Siddique, researcher at the Chair of Economics of Prof. Sebastian Goerg, another post-doc – after Dr. Manuel Ostermeier – has the opportunity to establish his own professorship as of January. Dr. Siddique will be teaching and researching in London. A conversation about his time at TUM Campus Straubing and what he will miss about the city of Straubing.